Being in a sorority is all about sisterhood and maintaining strong bonds of friendship, so it's important to hold regular socials to strengthen relationships and relax together. Whether your budget is big or small, you can have a sorority social that has even nonmembers clamoring for a space on the guest list.
Choose a wide variety of entertainment for your socials. Ask your sorority sisters to look among their friends to find a local amateur band to perform at a social for a reasonable fee. You could also find a local tribute band that covers songs by a popular band. Or, hire entertainment professionals, such as a magician or fortune teller. If you don't have room for a band, hire a DJ and enjoy a wide variety of music. Or, set up a stage area and invite other sororities and students to read poetry or put on performance art. You could also invite your university's theater troupe to put on a murder mystery.
You can have a general social event, or you can make your social more interesting with a theme. Have a casino night. Rent card tables and ask student volunteers to serve as dealers. Gamble with pennies or chips.
If it's summertime outside, turn your inside into a winter wonderland. Spread white foam on the floor, hang cardboard snowflakes from the ceiling and turn up the A/C full blast.
Conversely, turn your indoors into the beach during winter. Tell guests to wear swimsuits, line the floor with polyethylene and put inflatable pools on the floor. Put tiny umbrellas in your beverages.
Set up tables throughout your sorority house and hold a board game tournament. Or, rent a karaoke machine and sing the night away with your sorority sisters and friends. You could also head to the backyard for volleyball or limbo, or stay inside and use whatever ingredients are in your kitchen to bake sweet treats. Or, host a trivia tournament. If you're inviting fraternities for a mixer, set up a stage area and host your own version of "The Dating Game."
If your budget is small, stick to finger foods such as crackers, cheese slices and tiny sausages. Serve a variety of beverages; ask every guest to bring a soft drink and supply red and white wine, a couple of kinds of beer and fruit juice. For a larger budget, consider having your sorority social catered by a local restaurant; if you settle on higher-end fare, such as shrimp, you may want to sell tickets to your social. You could also simply order a bunch of pizzas, or feast on junk food such as potato chips, popcorn and candy, especially for a movie night social.
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